Project profile — Capacity Building for Emergency Response in the Americas


Canadian Red Cross (CA-CRA_ACR-3119219814)
2014-02-12 - 2019-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Nicaragua (24.00%)
• Dominican Republic (24.00%)
• Haiti (4.00%)
• Honduras (24.00%)
• Jamaica (24.00%)


• Disaster Prevention And Preparedness: Disaster prevention and preparedness (74010) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to save lives, reduce suffering, and maintain human dignity in communities in the Americas experiencing humanitarian crises. The project supports the Canadian Red Cross Society to improve the capacity of five Red Cross National Societies in the Americas to respond to disasters and emergencies in an effective and timely manner. The project focuses on strengthening the institutional capacity of the five targeted National Societies based on their identified needs in three areas: (1) improving emergency preparedness and response practices and support systems; (2) improving leadership in emergency response; and (3) improving resource mobilization for emergency response. The project aims to provide training and technical assistance to the staff and volunteers of the National Societies. It also seeks to provide basic resources and equipment needed to respond to humanitarian crises. This project falls under the larger DFATD - Canadian Red Cross Strategic Partnership to Enhance Canada's Humanitarian Assistance.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcome for this project is the strengthened response to emergencies by selected Red Cross National Societies in their respective countries.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $495,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
24-10-2019 Disbursement $371,818
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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